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How do you perceive the future?

How corporate leaders perception of time influences important decisions and outcomes that relate to sustainability and positive social change. Hear Donal Crilly, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School in conversation with host, Vyla Rollins, executive director, of London Business School’s Leadership Institute. Donal's teaching focuses on the topics of stakeholder relations and global strategy. His research interests include the exploration of why corporate leaders respond to certain external issues, such as shareholder demands for financial returns, and not others, such as stakeholder demands for cleaner production.

How do we build sustainable organisations?

Professor Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, joined Vyla Rollins, Executive Director at London Business School’s Leadership Institute, to discuss how organisations can move towards a more sustainable future. Listen for insights on leadership, authenticity, and driving effective change.

How do you invent the future of sustainability?

For this edition of the Leadership Playbook, Vyla Rollins, executive director of LBS’ Leadership Institute, sat down with Olivier Blum, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer at Schneider Electric, to discuss how Schneider have raised the bar for corporate sustainability and why they believe their customers, suppliers, and even some competitors are driving change and propelling Schneider towards a better, greener future.

Listen now for insights on creating a sustainability strategy that gets your people excited and why aligning stakeholder objectives is the key to success.

Is your business a 20-year overnight success story?

Listen to Snap Inc’s VP International Claire Valoti and Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School, as they explore five key learnings from innovators and business leaders including Ocado, Starling Bank and Channel 4. Join them as they discuss the importance of innovative thinking to power growth and create businesses that can thrive post-pandemic.

What does it take to build an ethical culture?

In this episode, Vyla Rollins, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, hosts Nick Hirons, Senior Vice President, Global Ethics and Compliance at pharma giant GSK. Together, they discuss ethics and compliance from the rich point of view of a complex and highly regulated global industry, as well as practices and strategies that can be used to cultivate ethical leadership behaviour and cultures.

Can I lead ethically in the age of fake news?

In this episode, Vyla Rollins, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, and Daniel Effron, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, discuss Daniel's research and what ethical leadership looks like in the age of 'fake news'.

Can I give you some feedback?

Giving fair and effective feedback is essential to developing our teams, yet almost no one is naturally good at it and very few receive any training to improve this skill.

Vyla Rollins, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, and Selin Kesebir, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, share some practical advice for leaders and anyone who finds themselves sharing – or receiving – feedback.

How do I lead through crisis?

In this episode, we think about how to lead through a crisis with Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, and his guests Niro Sivanathan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and David Faro, Associate Professor of Marketing.

Are we working too hard?

Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, talks to Laura Giurge, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Organisational Behaviour.

They explore how a focus on employees' wellbeing, including setting boundaries and meaningfully disconnecting from work, helps us be more productive in an 'always-on' age.

Can diversity boost results?

In this episode, Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, talks with Andrew Mackenzie, former chief executive of BHP.

Reflecting back on his experience at the helm of the mining giant, Andrew shares what surprised him the most: realising how much the company’s business results were driven, during his tenure, by improving diversity within his leadership team and across the whole organisation.

Are you ready for the new working world?

In this episode, we think about the future of work with Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, and his guest Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice and a world-renowned expert on the impact of a changing world on employment and work.

Am I doing diversity wrong?

In this episode, we delve into diversity in the workplace with Aneeta Rattan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Co-Director of the LGBTQ+ Executive Programme at London Business School, and Oriane Georgiac, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management.

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